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Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune / Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Dedman, Bill, author. (Author). Newell, Paul Clark, Jr. (Added Author).
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Florence - Main Library 92 Clark (Text) 33172005370638 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780345534521
  • ISBN: 0345534522
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 456 pages, 24 pages pf plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references ([419]-429 pages) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Family Tree -- Introduction: House Hunting -- An Apparition -- Time Capsule -- The Clark Mansion, Part One -- The Log Cabin -- The Copper King Mansion -- The U.S. Capitol -- The Clark Mansion, Part Two -- 907 Fifth Avenue, Part One -- 907 Fifth Avenue, Part Two -- Bellosguardo -- Le Beau Château -- Doctors Hospital -- Beth Israel Medical Center -- Woodlawn Cemetery -- Surrogate's Courthouse -- Epilogue: The Cricket -- Authors' Note -- List of Illustrations -- Appendix: Siblings of W.A. Clark -- Appendix: Inflation Adjustment.
Summary, etc.:
Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette’s copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms.-- Publisher description.
Subject: Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011.
Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925 > Family.
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011 > Family.
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011 > Homes and haunts > United States.
Heiresses > United States > Biography.
Eccentrics and eccentricities > United States > Biography.
Recluses > United States > Biography.
Collectors and collecting > United States > Biography.
Mansions > United States > History.
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